REFLECTIONS

Channeling Lady Liberty The Week After Fourth of July

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017|

Fourth of July, 2017 came and went but Lady Liberty’s vigil continues reminding us of the brave work required in every generation to truly live as a Read More

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave: Taking Down All “Monuments” to Our Enslaving Past (Not Just Around Race, Gender too)

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017|

“Land of the Free, Home of the Brave”… some how this Fourth of July these words from our national anthem rang within me with a clearer ring… Read More

“Women Are The Devil’s Gateway”: Connecting the Historic & Global Dots Between Archaic-sounding “Handmaid’s Tale” Gender Practices Rising Up Around the World and More “Ma...

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017|

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June Transitions – Thank You, Deb, for Your 8 Years of Service to IDF

June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017|

Dear Friends & Partners, June is a season of endings and beginnings with kids ending a school year, graduation celebrations, etc. Change is always happening beneath the Read More

Created Imago Dei: Trumping Misogyny In All Its Forms

Dr. Beth Gerhardt | June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017|

We are pleased this month to hear from Dr. Beth Gerhardt, MSW, Th.D. Professor of Theology and Social Ethics Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, NY and author of The Read More

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NEWS FROM THE FIELD

Job Opening at IDF: Operating Partner

August 11, 2017
August 11, 2017|

The Imago Dei Fund is looking for someone to help us build out our team! Please pass along this job post to anyone in your network who you think might be a good fit. Read More

Free Download: “Leading with Spiritual Authority” by Jo Saxton

August 8, 2017
August 8, 2017|

Jo Saxton’s talk from SheLeads 2016 is this week’s featured resource, free from 8/7 to 8/13. This talk discusses what leadership means to women, from Jo Read More

BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director, Ayele Shakur, Selected as a 2017 Barr Fellow

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017|

BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director, Ayele Shakur, has been selected to join the Barr Fellows Class of 2017 in recognition of her outstanding leadership while serving Boston communities. The Barr Fellow program, established by the Barr Foundation in 2005, is dedicated to cultivating a diverse network of exceptional community leaders in Boston. As a 2017 Barr Fellow, Shakur joins an elite group of twelve exemplary leaders who will partake in a two-year skill-building program, which includes a three-month sabbatical and facilitated retreats. Fellow’s organizations also receive a $100,000 grant to be invested in their respective community projects. Read More

Avoiding the Black Hole: What Happens When Funders Focus Less on Themselves and More on Grantees

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017|

A guest post by Tori Dietel Hopps* and Andy Bryant** Tory: After 25 years of fundraising and playing leadership roles in a variety of nonprofit organizations, I was given an opportunity to work on the funding side of the sector in 2007. “Wow, what a dream come true!” many of my colleagues said. But I found myself having nightmares about becoming the kind of funder I had tried to avoid for years, and that concern has influenced how the team at Dietel Partners approaches our work. Funders have been categorized in many different ways over the years. When I discovered Read More

A Blueprint for Women’s Funds: On Using Finance as a Tool for Social Change Released by Criterion Institute in Partnership with the Ms Foundation and Global Fund for Women and the Wallace Globa...

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017|

We are excited to share A Blueprint for Women’s Funds with you, which we have spent the better part of a year producing with co-authors and partners at the Ms Foundation and Global Fund for Women and with support from the Wallace Global Fund.  We designed this resource as a tool for a variety of audiences to use finance as tools to create the social change they seek. Like its name, the Blueprint sets out a plan to help the reader design the future and imagine what is possible. Read More

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